Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan @bookslayerReads that allows us to feature books, that are not part of a series, that we loved.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family.
This is the first ever Neil Gaiman book that I read and the one that made me fall in love with his writing and way of story telling. I read it in high-school, which means at least over 4 years ago. It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago.
(Time goes by sooo fast!)
I loved this book, it was simply fantastic! The setting was unique, the characters very interesting and I found the story engrossing, I was unable to put this book down while reading it. I didn’t really know what to expect of this book, but it ended up surprising me in all the best ways possible! This is a book I would highly recommend everybody to read.